Atari 2600: Wizard Of Wor
A port of Midway's 1981 arcade game.
Identifier atari_2600_wizard_of_wor_1982_cbs_electronics_joe_hellesen_m8774_m8794Mediatype softwareScanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.8Publicdate 2013-12-25 11:58:45Addeddate 2013-12-25 11:58:45Emulator a2600Emulator_ext binController joystick
Wizard of Wor is an action-oriented game for one or two players. The game takes the form of several maze-like dungeons infested with monsters. The players' characters, called Worriors, have to kill all the monsters. Player one has yellow Worriors, on the right, and player two has blue Worriors, on the left. In a two-player game, the players are also able to shoot each other's Worriors, earning bonus points and causing the other player to lose a life. Team-oriented players can successfully advance through the game by standing back-to-back (such as in a corner) and firing at anything that comes at them.
Each dungeon consists of a single-screen rectangular grid with walls and corridors in various formations. The Worriors and the monsters can travel freely through the corridors. Each dungeon has doors at the left and right edges, which connect with each other, making the dungeon wrap around. Whenever a door is traversed by a player or monster, they deactivate for a short period, making them impassible. A player who exits the door can pop back through the door immediately when the Worluk or Wizard is in the dungeon.
January 27, 2014
Great Game - Don't play in in browser
This is an excellent game. It's one of my favorite games.
But it makes heavy use of flickering to get more than one enemy sprite on screen at the same time. This looks great on a CRT, or on a desktop emulator with the right filters installed. It looks pretty crummy, and possibly seizure inducing in MESS in the browser.